Nuffield UK Pig Event 19 januari a.s.

15 januari, 2021

Nuffield UK heeft een speciaal evenement georganiseerd voor internationale varkenshouders. Topigs Norsvin geeft een virtuele rondleiding door het Delta Canada Research Center op 19 januari a.s. Heb je interesse om hierbij aanwezig te zijn? Via deze link kun je jezelf registreren:

Informatie ontvangen vanuit de organisatie:

We are starting to look forward to 2021 and wanted to share with you the first pig event of the year to allow for registration.
Caroline Mitchell, the new chair of the Pig Group has arranged what will be a brilliant event (and the first Nuffield Pig event for some time)


Programme* (UK time):

  • 15:00 – 15:30: Presentation on Delta Canada & the Canadian Genetics Program
  • 15:30 – 15:45: Q&A
  • 15:45 – 16:30: Real Time Virtual tour of Delta Canada and Observation of CT Scanning
  • 16:30 – 16:45: Q&A

About the venue:

Located near Woodlands in Manitoba, Canada, this new research centre has been built with the latest technology to provide maximum animal welfare, highest level biosecurity, and minimal environmental impact. The location is isolated from other pig production and yet it is still close to Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, which makes it possible to export high-health boars and semen with the highest genetic value to our customers.

Delta Canada houses 2600 pigs and tests 7500 young nucleus boars of the TN Tempo sire line and the Z-line dam line every year. Delta Canada, just like the Delta centre in Norway, is equipped with IFIR feeding stations for individual feed intake registration and a CT scanner that makes it possible to improve carcass composition, robustness, and meat quality faster and with greater accuracy.

Meet your host:

Originally from the UK, Mike Shaw received his BSc in Animal Science from the University of Leeds and MSc in Pig Production from the University of Aberdeen. Before coming to Canada almost 20 years ago, he worked for 5 years in the UK and France for a global swine genetics company. In Canada he worked inside of Maple Leaf Foods at GAP Genetics, Landmark Feeds and Elite Swine Inc., overseeing the genetic and multiplication departments before moving to Topigs as part of their acquisition of Maple Leaf Foods Genetics Division. Most recently Mike managed the CAN$15m Delta Canada project from conception to completion.

*This event will take place over Microsoft Teams – the access link will be emailed to all those registered at a later date. If you have any questions or problems signing up, please email